We invite eligible undergraduates in the College of Letters and Science to apply for the scholarships listed below. They are provided through the generosity of alumni and friends of UC Davis, corporations, businesses, professional associations, and by the university itself.
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Ruth E. Anderson Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of UC Davis Dean of Women, Ruth Anderson. She served her post as Dean of Women and Associate Dean of Students from 1962 until her retirement in 1987. Recipients are to have demonstrated financial need and are pursuing a major or minor in Women and Gender Studies; preference is for female students.
Michael Alan Anthony Grant
Don and Arlene Anthony established this scholarship in memory of their son Michael. Michael studied economics and was a member of the cross country team at UC Davis. The scholarship is restricted to undergraduate students eligible for financial aid who have completed their freshman year at UC Davis and are enrolled in academic majors in economics or history.
Bruno and Audrey Bracka
The Bruno W. and Audrey M. Bracka Scholarship was established by Audrey Bracka in 2000 to honor the memory of her husband and to advance the study of the German language by UC Davis students. The Bracka family’s affiliation with the UC Davis campus began in the early 1980s when Bruno traveled to the campus to recruit for General Dynamics where he worked for 33 years.
Daniel and Pearl Crowley Memorial Scholarship
The Daniel J. Crowley Scholarship was established in 1999. Professor Crowley joined the faculty at UC Davis in 1960 and served the departments of Art History and Anthropology. He specialized in the arts and culture of Africa and the Diaspora. He championed the recognition of African artists for their unique contributions and helped many folklore projects, including a number to study Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations throughout the world. When he died in his sleep in Bolivia in 1998, he was leading a research expedition to study Carnival. The scholarship is restricted to students in the College of Letters and Science who are majoring in the humanities and who have a physical disability.
The Cusumano Family counts UC Davis grads among multiple generations. Gary and Diana Cusumano established this scholarship in 1994 as a part of the Students First Campaign. It is restricted to incoming students in the College of Letters and Science.
Donald and Ellen Eberly
Established in 1990, this scholarship is restricted to science majors in the College of Letters and Science who have financial need and who are citizens of Canada, Mexico, or the United States.
Clare Elizabeth Ficklin was a gifted businesswoman who was deeply and passionately committed to her community, particularly through her involvement in national politics. This award, established in 1998, is restricted to students majoring in political science and who have a passion for politics, as evidenced through participation in student government, political groups, and/or through career aspirations or study plans.
James and Leta Fulmor
Alumnus James Fulmor was among the first students to attend UC Davis. He was a member of the class of 1914. He and his wife, Leta, farmed in the Solano County community of Dixon. Mr. Fulmor died in June 1983, seven months after the death of his wife. The Fulmor Scholarship was created via a bequest and is awarded to high-achieving students studying in majors within the College of Letters and Science.
John W. and Ernestine L. Heinrich
Established in 1995 by a provision in Mrs. Heinrich’s will, this scholarship is restricted to needy students in the College of Letters and Science or the College of Engineering.
Richard A. Huberty
Richard Huberty received his B.A. in American studies from UC Davis in 1956. He served as ASUCD President in 1954-55. He stayed involved in alumni affairs after graduation and served on the Alumni Association Board from 1963-70. At the time of his death in 1997, his family established this scholarship for students majoring in history with a preference for those emphasizing American history and, in particular, who have a demonstrated interest in research and study of California.
International Relations Education Abroad Scholarship
The goal of the International Relations Program Education Abroad scholarship is to encourage UC Davis undergraduates to internationalize their educational experience by helping them with financial support for study abroad. The scholarship is restricted to students majoring in international relations who are participating in the Education Abroad Program.
Everett Dale Jackson Memorial
Everett Dale Jackson was an alumnus of the University of California and a distinguished geologist. He achieved international recognition in the areas of igneous petrology, vulcanology, mineral deposits, lunar geology, and ocean basin tectonics. He was also noted for the inspiration and encouragement he provided to younger scientists. The scholarship in his memory was established in 1980 by family and friends and is restricted to upper-division students majoring in geology.
W. Turrentine Jackson
The William Turrentine Jackson Scholarship was established in 1960 to honor this distinguished member of the history faculty. The award is restricted to upper-division majors in the history department who have a demonstrated interest in the history of the United States.
William B. Jameson
This scholarship was established in 1986 through a provision in the will of Margarete B. Jameson. Preferred recipients are sophomore male students in the College of Letters and Science who have demonstrated financial need.
Charles S. Linderman Scholarship for Participatory Democracy
Charles Scott "Chuck" Linderman was an idealist who loved political campaigns. His work with "Campaign California," "Citizen Action," and partisan political efforts were living laboratories that demonstrated individuals can make a difference. Mr. Linderman worked passionately to empower and educate people disenfranchised by poverty and lived the ideals of civil and human rights, economic justice, and participatory democracy. Joyce Poirot and the Board of the C.S. Linderman Scholarship Fund established this scholarship in his memory in 1998. It is restricted to students in the College of Letters and Science, with a preference for students in the Department of Political Science, who demonstrate financial need, potential for community leadership, and an interest in participatory democracy. Priority is given to applicants from groups historically underrepresented in, or denied access to, the political process.
Frank A. Mesple
At the time of his death in 1979, Frank Mesple was a lobbyist for the County of Sacramento and an instructor in the UC Davis Department of Political Science. He formerly served as a top aide in the administration of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Sr. Friends and associates created the memorial endowment fund that supports this scholarship and restricted it to upper-division students majoring in political science or political science/public service who are interested in California state or local governments.
This award is made in memory of Heather Nikkel-Lampe, a 2001 graduate of UC Davis who passed away in 2005 at the young age of 32. Recipients must be enrolled full time in the College of Letters and Science and must be able to demonstrate that they have persevered through difficult life circumstances in achieving their educational goals, as Heather did. When possible, preference will be given to at least one history major and students with financial need.
Political Science Undergraduate
Funded by an anonymous donor, this award is restricted to upper division students majoring in political science who have done all of their lower-division work at UC Davis and who have contributed to the campus by participation in student government, community service, student activities, athletics, or other activity.
Eric C. Ruliffson Scholarship
Eric Ruliffson received his degree from UC Davis in 1998 in mathematics. He played varsity football and was a member of Theta Xi fraternity while at the University, and went on to serve his country in the United States Navy. He was elected to the Board of Partners for Coopers and Lybrand, which later merged with Pricewaterhouse, being the first actuary to be so honored. The scholarship was established by family and friends in his memory and is restricted to financially needy undergraduates majoring in mathematics, with a preference for upper-division students.
Evelyn M. Silvia Scholarship
The Department of Mathematics, along with friends and colleagues, established this scholarship in memory of Professor Evelyn M. Silvia. Because of her advocacy for the improvement of K-12 math education, their intention is to support future mathematics teachers. The scholarship is restricted to students in the College of Letters and Science that are majoring in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics, who have attained at least junior standing and have an interest in teaching mathematics at the K-12 grade levels.
Andrew M. Siverson Scholarship
An endowed scholarship in the Department of History in the College of Letters and Science was established by Randolph and Suzanne Siverson in memory of their son Andrew M. Siverson, who earned his bachelor’s degree in history from UC Davis in 1994. A minimum GPA of 3.50 is required.
Nedjelko Dinko Suljak
"Ned" Suljak (1917-1985) was a native of Yugoslavia. He immigrated to the U.S. in the late 1940s. Having obtained law degrees in Europe, he received degrees in social science and library science at the University of Chicago. Prior to his retirement from UC Davis in 1982, he served for many years as the librarian of the Institute of Governmental Affairs and as a reference librarian in Shields Library. This scholarship was established by his wife and friends and is restricted to needy students in political science with a strong interest in a career in law.
Emilyn Louise Vaage
Emilyn Vaage studied German at UC Davis and was an employee in the College of Letters and Science Dean’s Office at the time of her death. Her parents, Professor and Mrs. Lauren E. Rosenberg, established this scholarship in her memory in 1979. It is restricted to students majoring in German who have financial need.
Carolyn F. Wall Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2002 by Carolyn Wall with donations from friends and colleagues. Carol Wall was Vice Chancellor of Students Affairs at UC Davis at the time of her retirement. This scholarship is restricted to undergraduate students in the College of Letters and Science with financial need.